We might be a little bit biased, but dogs really are the best animals in the world. They are loyal, loving and oh so fun to have in our homes. Right now, so many dogs need a good home — especially senior dogs. Here are four reasons why you should consider adopting a senior dog.
You May Save Its Life
There are still shelters who euthanize pets who aren’t given homes in a certain number of days. Most families who adopt are looking for puppies, leaving senior dogs to face the ticking clock. By adopting a senior dog, you are not only providing it with a better life, but are also saving it from being put down.
Senior Dogs Are Not Bad Dogs
It’s a sad fact that most senior dogs in shelters once had a home. It could have been a loving home, but the owners had to move away and didn’t bring their dog for a number of reasons. It could have been that the owner died. Whatever the case, the majority of senior dogs are not problem dogs, but victims of circumstance.
Older Dogs Understand Basic Commands
Most senior dogs understand basic obedience and commands, and are usually already potty-trained. This makes them a perfect fit for most busy families.
They Go With The Flow
While it is fun to have a cute little puppy, they are a lot of work. Senior dogs are already in that sweet spot of wanting to relax with their owners, and won’t keep you up at night wanting to play. They won’t run away during a walk because they understand they have a loving family and aren’t as easily distracted by squirrels. They catch onto your routine quickly, and show their appreciation with lots of cuddles.
At Dog Day, Every Day!, our experienced staff will care for your senior dog while you’re at work and love them almost as much as you do. Give us a call at 513-860-DOGS to learn more about our full or part-time doggie daycare and spa. For more pet care tips and our latest updates, check us out on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest!